Margaret River - Western Australia
The Margaret River Wine Region is one of the country’s newest wine districts, with the first vines being planted in 1967, and is also one of Australia’s biggest, stretching 120km from north to south and 30km west to east, and producing more than 20 per cent of the nation’s premium wines.
The Margaret River Wine Region is truly one of the great holiday destinations of the world. The district is renowned for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines, but the selection does not stop there. Shiraz and Merlot are the other standout red varieties along with white varieties such as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Verdelho.
There are about 90 vineyards with cellar door sales open to the public for tastings. Visit world class wineries on one of the many quality and affordable tours available.
Margaret River lies in a rich dairy, cattle and timber region and is a popular holiday destination noted for swimming, fishing and surfing. The Mammoth and Lake Caves are nearby and the area is renowned for excellent wines.
(all photo's courtesy of Western Australia Tourism Commission)